List of 2011 box office number-one films in France

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This is a list of films which have placed number one at the weekly box office in France during 2011. The weeks start on Wednesdays, and finish on Tuesdays.

# Date Film Gross Notes
1 January 5, 2011 La chance de ma vie $2,862,053
2 January 12, 2011 Season of the Witch $2,749,309 Finished at number one, despite being screened in less theaters (325) than The Green Hornet (505) and Le Fils à Jo (450) which released the same week.
3 January 19, 2011 Hereafter $5,646,551
4 January 26, 2011 Hereafter $3,766,585
5 February 2, 2011 Nothing to Declare $20,173,011 The movie got a limited release one week prior in Northern France and Belgium. Nothing to Declare was the second widest theatrical release ever on a first week, with 1,036 theaters (only behind Asterix at the Olympic Games, with 1,078 theaters). Nothing to Declare had also the highest-grossing opening week for a comedy in 2011.
6 February 9, 2011 Nothing to Declare $12,962,281
7 February 16, 2011 Nothing to Declare $8,919,672
8 February 23, 2011 Nothing to Declare $6,776,038
9 March 2, 2011 Nothing to Declare $4,104,529
10 March 9, 2011 The Rite $2,905,860 The Rite broke the 5-week number-one streak made by Nothing to Declare.
11 March 16, 2011 Ma part du gâteau $2,934,147
12 March 23, 2011 Rango $4,210,513
13 March 30, 2011 Rango $2,685,295
14 April 6, 2011 Titeuf $3,070,462
15 April 13, 2011 Rio $4,916,976
16 April 20, 2011 Rio $4,122,050 This marks the fifth consecutive week where three different animated films were number one at the French box-office.
17 April 27, 2011 Thor $8,690,043
18 May 4, 2011 Fast Five $10,040,137 Fast Five is the highest-grossing film in the series in France, and has the best opening week.
19 May 11, 2011 Fast Five $5,535,782
20 May 18, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $16,640,516 This is the lowest opening week for a Pirates of the Caribbean film.
21 May 25, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $8,051,456
22 June 1, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $8,539,879
23 June 8, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $5,463,385
24 June 15, 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 $8,566,432 Kung Fu Panda 2 opening week was slightly below the first film, Kung Fu Panda, but managed to reach the number one spot, that its predecessor have failed to do.
25 June 22, 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 $3,835,011
26 June 29, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $11,456,014 Transformers: Dark of the Moon has the highest opening week in the series. It also has the highest-grossing opening week for a science fiction film in 2011.
27 July 6, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $5,291,950
28 July 13, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $27,591,728 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, in terms of tickets sold, made the fourth highest first-day gross of all-time in France, and the sixth highest first-week gross of all time in France. However, The Adventures of Tintin made better later in the year for its first week.
29 July 20, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $12,144,002
30 July 27, 2011 Cars 2 $8,775,319 Cars 2 made a better opening week than the first episode, Cars five years prior.
31 August 3, 2011 The Smurfs $6,438,356
32 August 10, 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes $9,284,285
33 August 17, 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes $4,362,553
34 August 24, 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes $3,686,179
35 August 31, 2011 Final Destination 5 $4,386,871 Final Destination 5 is the first film in the series to reach the number one weekly spot in France, and is the highest-grossing film in the series in France.
36 September 7, 2011 Friends with Benefits $1,772,869 Friends with Benefits is the lowest-grossing film of 2011 that reached the number one spot in France.
37 September 14, 2011 La Guerre des Boutons $5,291,941 This movie, and La Nouvelle Guerre des Boutons, were two films loosely based on the famous French novel War of the Buttons, that released a week after another.
38 September 21, 2011 La nouvelle guerre des boutons $4,090,938
39 September 28, 2011 La nouvelle guerre des boutons $2,261,944
40 October 5, 2011 Bienvenue à bord $4,164,260 Drive had a much higher average gross per theater.
41 October 12, 2011 The Artist $3,135,958
42 October 19, 2011 Polisse $4,040,667 Polisse was shown in less theaters than Real Steel, which released the same day.
43 October 26, 2011 The Adventures of Tintin $21,788,886 The Adventures of Tintin, in terms of tickets sold, has the highest-grossing opening week in 2011, and the sixth-highest of all time (taking the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 spot). This is also the highest-grossing week of all time for an animated film.
44 November 2, 2011 Intouchables $14,725,888 Intouchables broke the record for the highest-grossing revenue per theater of all-time for a wide release.
45 November 9, 2011 Intouchables $23,150,820 The movie brokes again his own record, that it set a week prior. The revenue income is 57% superior than the release week.
46 November 16, 2011 Intouchables $17,603,393 Intouchables manages to have a stronger week than The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, despite being shown in less theaters and being in its third week. The latter has the highest-grossing opening week that didn't reach the number one spot in 2011.
47 November 23, 2011 Intouchables $16,038,772
48 November 30, 2011 Intouchables $14,602,623 Puss in Boots, released on that week, is the highest-grossing film in 2011 in France that didn't reach the weekly number one spot. Intouchables also crosses the $100 million bar on that week, the last film in France having reached that high being Avatar in 2010. It also makes the best fifth week of all-time, beating Titanic's record.
49 December 7, 2011 Intouchables $9,674,182 Intouchables makes its sixth consecutive week at the French box-office, beating Nothing to Declare's 5-week streak.
50 December 14, 2011 Intouchables $6,689,667 Intouchables, even being on its seventh week, still stands at number one, preventing Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol from being number one on its opening week.
51 December 21, 2011 Intouchables $5,492,523
52 December 28, 2011 Intouchables $8,197,671

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